Queen’s students have formed a Facebook group called “Get your head out of your Rector! Remove Nick Day as Queen’s Rector” in reaction to a letter Day sent to the office of Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff.
Day criticized Ignatieff’s condemnation of Israel Apartheid Week, arguing Israel is committing “genocide.” Queen’s student Jake Roth created the Facebook group in response to the news. As of 8:30 p.m. there were just 197 members, but Roth hopes it will grow to 4000.
“I object to Mr. Day using his position to make irrelevant political statements,” Roth said in an email.
According to messages posted on Twitter and Facebook, students are circulating petitions to have Day removed from his position.